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Shahin Ahmedov, Baris Filiz
OBJECTIVES: An enhancement of aerobic capacity has always been in the scope of various exercise programs. Apart from traditional, like endurance training, methods to improve aerobic performance, there is growing interest to alternative bodywork techniques, like massage, yoga, and acupuncture. This study aimed to investigate the acupressure effect on maximal aerobic capacity (VO2 max) in healthy young adult males. DESIGN: Forty young healthy participants were randomly divided into intervention (n = 20) and control (n = 20) groups...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Wanrong Zhang, Zhen Huang, Yuanyuan Jin
RATIONALE: Insomnia is a common disease. Till date, no study has reported the long-term (up to 1 year) outcomes of acupuncture as a primary and independent treatment in patients with insomnia. This report aims to present response of patient who was treated by acupuncture. This patient was evaluated with polysomnography. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 40-year-old patient had been diagnosed with insomnia for 2 years and getting worse since 1 month ago. He had undergone depression and anxiety emotion, but refused to take medical treatment for chronic insomnia...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jing Zhou, Likun Yang, Jinna Yu, Yang Wang, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture may improve the menstrual frequency of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, more sufficient data are needed to improve the efficacy of acupuncture. METHODS: A total of 172 participants diagnosed with PCOS would be randomly assigned to either the acupuncture group or sham-acupuncture group, at a ratio of 1:1. Participants in both groups will receive treatment for 12 weeks, 3 times a week. The primary outcome will be the proportion of participants with at least a 50% increase from baseline in the monthly menstrual frequency from baseline after 12 weeks intervention, while secondary outcomes will be the difference in anthropometrics, serum hormone level, ovarian morphology, anxiety and depression, and quality of life from baseline to after 12 weeks intervention and to 12 weeks postintervention follow-up between groups...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ziyi Yang, Ling Zhao, Xianze Xie, Tao Xu, Yutong Zhang, Xing Wang, Jiarong Du, Ziwen Wang, Mengyuan Zhou, Ying Li, Siyuan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a major public health problem and 30% to 45% of sufferers experience severe depression. Acupuncture is often used to treat both depression and a range of pain disorders. We aim to conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for patients experiencing chronic pain with depression. METHODS: To identify relevant RCTs, the following databases will be searched electronically from their inception to July 1, 2017: PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Chinese medical databases, and others...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Teresa M Buchanan, Patricia M Reilly, Carol Vafides, Patricia Dykes
BACKGROUND: Stress and anxiety are experienced by health care providers as a consequence of caregiving and may result in physical, emotional, and psychological outcomes that negatively impact work engagement. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine whether auricular acupuncture can reduce provider anxiety and improve work engagement. METHODS: Study participants received 5 auricular acupuncture sessions within a 16-week period utilizing the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol for treating emotional trauma...
March 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Yuangang Qi, Shoujiang Song, Zhiqiang Dou, Jin Chen, Guiying He, Lijun Zhang, Jincheng Yao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect difference between Chaihu Longgu Muli decoction combined with acupuncture at back-shu points and simple Chaihu Longgu Muli decoction for chronic fatigue syndrome. METHODS: Sixty patients were randomly assigned into an herbal group and a combination group, 30 cases in each one. Simple Chaihu Longgu Muli decoction was used in the herbal group for continuous one month, one decoction a day. Based on that in the herbal group, 30 min acupuncture was used in the combination group at bilateral Xinshu (BL 15), Feishu (BL 13), Pishu (BL 20), Ganshu (BL 18) and Shenshu (BL 23), with acupoints according to syndrome differentiation...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Andréia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Antônio Alberto Nogueira, Francisco José Candido-Dos-Reis, Júlio César Rosa-E-Silva
Objective: Strong evidence shows that 85% of women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) have musculoskeletal disorders, such as abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of local acupuncture treatment for women with CPP secondary to AMPS unresponsive to treatment with trigger-point injection. Materials and Methods: This pilot study involved 17 women with moderate-to-severe AMPS-related CPP. Acupuncture treatments were given at abdominal-wall trigger points once per week for 10 consecutive weeks...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
Naoki Aoyama, Osamu Fujii, Toshikatsu Yamamoto
Objectives: Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture is a quick and effective microsystem of acupuncture used for treating various symptoms for which the somatotopic area is the scalp. This article describes Parietal Acupoint Therapy (PAPT), which is another approach, using a different scalp somatotopy, and to evaluate PAPT's effect on neck/shoulder stiffness and related mood disturbances. Materials and Methods:Subjects: Forty-six volunteers suffering from chronic neck/shoulder stiffness with various symptoms (headache, dizziness, and related mood disturbance) participated in this study and were randomly divided into 2 groups: treatment (26 subjects) and control (20 subjects)...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
Kimberly A Christensen, Barbara J Gosse, Celia Hildebrand, Lynn A Gershan
Background: Vasovagal responses associated with acupuncture therapy are relatively uncommon adverse events, occurring in ∼0.02%-7% of treatments. The complex neurocardiovascular reflexes involved in vasovagal responses can induce a range of symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, sweating, bradycardia, hypotension, and, in some cases, syncope or convulsions. Although patients typically recover quickly with proper support, these events may be of concern and anxiety-producing for both patient and provider. Providers need to be well-versed in methods for prevention and treatment of acupuncture-associated vasovagal responses to promote safe practice environments, patient satisfaction and comfort, and cost-effectiveness...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
Zongshi Qin, Yan Liu, Kehua Zhou, Jiani Wu, Ran Pang, Ning Li, Chang Xu, Joey S W Kwong, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition affecting men of all ages. Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for CP/CPPS, but evidence is limited. We propose to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in a rigorously conducted trial. METHODS: Ten hospitals will recruit 440 participants with CP/CPPS in China from October 2017 to December 2019. Participants will be randomly allocated to acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a 1:1 ratio using computerized simple random sampling...
December 22, 2017: Trials
Caiyuzhu Wen, Yafei Liu, Xiaoli Pan, Zhen Mao, Li Zhou, Hongxing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on menopausal symptoms between manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into an MA group (25 cases) and an EA group (25 cases). In the MA group, the regular needling technique and pseudo-EA were used at Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). In the EA group, the acupoints were the same as the MA group and stimulated with EA and pseudo-MA (no manipulation applied in treatment), with disperse-dense wave, 10 Hz/50 Hz, 0...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yafeng Wang, Junjun Sun, Zhuang Zhang, Huijuan Cao, Pei Wang, Minyi Zhao, Nijuan Hu, Guiwen Wu, Shangqing Hu, Jiang Zhu
The effects of deqi (arrival of qi ) on acupoint effects in patients with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) were evaluated.Ten literature databases,including China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI),VIP Database,Wanfang Database,Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM),Cochrane Library CENTRAL,MEDLINE,Embase,AMED, CINAHL Plus,PsycINFO were selected.In addition,5 registers of ongoing trials,the reference lists of included articles and grey literature website OpenGrey were added.The search time was from date of database establishment to August 2016;no restrictions were made on language or status of publication...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Lin Zhang, Yan Zhong, Shulin Quan, Yehui Liu, Xuehui Shi, Zhenguang Li, Jingjing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking based on the western medication for post stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: Sixty patients with PSD were randomly assigned into an acupuncture plus auricular application group (a combination group) and a medication group, 30 cases in each one. 20 mg paroxetine hydrochloride was prescribed orally in the medication group, once a day for continuous 8 weeks. Based on the above treatment, 30-minute acupuncture was used in the combination group for 8 weeks at Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenting (GV 24), Yintang (GV 29), Shenmen (HT 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Taichong (LR 3), Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Fenglong (ST 40), once the other day and three times a week...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Bo Wang, Yanping Chen, Suning Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects on slow transit constipation (STC) among the combined therapy of acupuncture and herbal medicine, simple use of herbal medicine and simple use of western medication. METHODS: Ninety patients of STC were randomized into three groups, 30 cases in each one. In the combined therapy group, acupuncture was used in combination with the modified weitong xiaopi formula. In the Chinese herbal medicine group, the modified weitong xiaopi formula was adopted...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Ka-Fai Chung, Wing-Fai Yeung, Branda Yee-Man Yu, Feona Chung-Yin Leung, Shi-Ping Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Roger Man-Kin Ng, Gar-Chung Yiu
BACKGROUND: Few high-quality, large-scale, controlled trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and combined acupuncture treatment for insomnia are available. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a randomised, assessor-blinded, waitlist-controlled trial to test the superiority of combination treatment. METHODS: After in-person and polysomnography screening, 224 subjects (mean age 53.4 years; 75.4% female) with DSM-5 insomnia disorder, who were free from major psychiatric disorders and with sleep-diary-derived sleep efficiency averaged over 1 week of <85%, were randomised to acupuncture alone, acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture (combination treatment), or a waitlist in a 3:3:1 ratio...
February 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Tae Young Yang, Eun Young Jang, Yeonhee Ryu, Gyu Won Lee, Eun Byeol Lee, Suchan Chang, Jong Han Lee, Jin Suk Koo, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been used as a common therapeutic tool in many disorders including anxiety and depression. Serotonin transporter (SERT) plays an important role in the pathology of anxiety and other mood disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced anxiety-like behaviors and SERT in the dorsal raphe nuclei (DRN). METHODS: Rats were given acupuncture at ST41 (Jiexi), LI11 (Quchi) or SI3 (Houxi) acupoint in LPS-treated rats...
December 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jane Ashbrook, Nikos Rodgdakis, Peter Goodwin, Gill Yeowell, Michael Callaghan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus on the management of low back pain in the ED and evidence suggests that these patients are likely to receive unwarranted imaging and inappropriate opioid prescription.The purpose of this study is to review the available literature pertaining to the clinical management of acute low back pain in the ED. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses: Evolving Standards (RAMESES) guidelines were observed during this review...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Jing-Wen Yang, Li-Wen Zhang, Guang-Xia Shi, Yi Du, Jun Wang, Jing-Jie Zhao, Yan Cao, Jian-Feng Tu, Shuai Zhang, Cheng Tan, San-San Chen, Cun-Zhi Liu
BACKGROUND: Postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) is referred to as meal-related functional dyspepsia (FD) and causes a reduced quality of life (QoL) for patients. Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have suggested that acupuncture is an effective treatment for FD, but few studies were particularly for PDS. This pilot study was designed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of acupuncture in patients with PDS characterized by postprandial fullness and early satiation according to the Rome III criteria...
November 13, 2017: Trials
Dong Hyeon Kim, Nam Jun Kim, Rong Jie Zhao, Da Hye Kim, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim, Young S Gwak, Eun Young Jang, Jae Soo Kim, Yun Kyu Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Sung Chul Lim, Bong Hyo Lee
OBJECTIVES: In the previous studies, it has been demonstrated that acupuncture treatment was effective on the suppression of withdrawal signs as well as self-administration behavior induced by morphine. Based on, the present study has investigated whether acupuncture could attenuate the anxiety-like behavior induced by withdrawal from chronic morphine treatment. MATERIALS & METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 270-300g were treated saline or morphine hydrochloride (10mg/kg, s...
January 18, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Aanchal Satija, Sushma Bhatnagar
Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, distress, fatigue, and hot flashes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
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